2018 Region VIII ECRN Course
The Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN) monitors Emergency Medical Services telecommunications from EMTs and Paramedics and acts as a designee of the EMS System Medical Director to provide medical direction to prehospital providers.
Utilizing various types of telecommunications devices, the ECRN guides prehospital providers through various medical emergencies based on the Region VIII Standard Operating Procedures.
This ECRN course provides the experienced emergency department registered nurse with the necessary information to perform this extended role and prepares a candidate for the written examination as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services & Highway Safety.
This course consists of 40 hours of didactic lecture presented over a period of five days and is supplemented with eight hours of required ambulance observation time with a local EMS provider. Attendance at all classes is mandatory.
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